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6 Green-Roof Myths, Busted
Leaky, costly, a pain to maintain ... nope, nope and nope. Get the truth about living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate
"truth about living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate... advice about implementing green roofs in Perth, Western Australia ? Would love to... What about states like Louisiana? We have very hot summers and hurricanes. We live... discussion about green roofs in arid climates is so important, thank you. arteshouse -... conversation about the true environmental qualities of this decision I still believe my..."
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make... contractors about stained cabinets and was told they were out of the budget. Went with... feedback about the wear with chalk paint really has me excited...but apprehensive! I... backs about chipping. It is important to do the proper prep. Clean well with TSP... cabinets about 12 years ago with a Latex paint because I hated how hard it was to clean..."
A Cook’s 6 Tips for Buying Kitchen Appliances
An avid home chef answers tricky questions about choosing the right oven, stovetop, vent hood and more
"questions about choosing the right oven, stovetop, vent hood and more... spot-on about ovens. It's all about the seal. I am very very disappointed in Viking... agree about the induction. I am 64 and thought my new kitchen would have gas, but... agree about the double ovens. I went for two ovens vs a warming oven. For those... things about the Breville Smart Ovens. As for appliances: research the devil out... advice about the door and seal. Will be looking out for that next time I go looking..."
Bedroom Color: The Secret to More Sex and More Sleep
"revelations about bedroom wall colors to get more of what you want... Talk about BAD science. Enjoyed looking at the rooms though. People must know... side, its about how you feel with your colour choice in the bedroom love my BM "Blue... it's more about what I do to calm down before going to bed, like taking a shower or reading... tidy. About the sex. What's that ? ;) My bedroom ceiling is light orange and the..."
5 Savvy Fixes to Help Your Home Sell
Get the maximum return on your spruce-up dollars by putting your money in the areas buyers care most about
"direction about where to post) but I'm already thinking about the feasibility of showing... takes about 3 - 5 years to dissipate to the point that I don't worry about requiring... point about the carpet being all the buyer sees in an empty home. I differ about... thought about selling and the ones who did not offer this value added service were... talking about budgets: we have renovated on a budget - Ikea, vintage finds, a lot of..."
How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living
Need a home office, a playspace or extra room for your stuff? Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom sheds
"Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom sheds... worry about it, but our inspectors get pretty excited about pier footings. If you... anything about sheds, or vineyards. I have a shed that I use as a craft room. It's 4m... houzz about adding backyard sheds. When we were building ours, we found a shortage... cost me about $750 in materials to construct. So many different looks and styles. It... and hard about what you want to put in your shed and if you have the space, make it..."
7 Tips for Designing Your Bedroom
"think about light, layout, circulation and more for the bedroom of your dreams... ideabook about designing a bedroom that was once a " master" bedroom that tragically... thinking about having the plumbing stubbed in for two sinks but only a large vanity... views about A) moving the bed, B) removing the drapes&rod altogether and C) transforming... all in about 2200 sq feet It has been a work in progress for over a year... I am..."
What to Know Before You Buy a Sectional
"Learn about sizes, arm setups, seat types and more to get the right sectional for... another. About the only set-up suitable for this in the photos above, is the freestanding... so much about how to furnish and make my house looks right, Thanks to Houzz , finally... learning about interior design .. When we moved to France we came without furnishings... which was about 1/4 the size of the room the sofa was originally bought for. The next..."
How to Choose the Right Sofa Cushion
Shopping for a sofa? Here’s what to know about the basic cushion options — and the all-important test you must do for yourself
"to know about the basic cushion options — and the all-important test you must do for... do one about the ergonomics of sofas? My spouse and I have been fighting about our... education about the elements could really help us narrow it down to something we might... read more about it check out this website that I recently found: http://greensciencepolicy... thinking about the ergonomics part and see if I can add some insights for you. Mike..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Treetop Living in Sydney
"fundamentally about engagement,” he says. Through its materials and layout, it engages the... Pity about the Cocos Palm weeds. Better to replace with Bangalow Palms that self... confused about such a 'green oasis' in Freshie too. Wow, what a beautiful home. Well... allot about sustainability that you wont learn doing air change calculations. Did... ignorance about sustainability. Love the louvred windows - remind me of my childhood..."
How to Convert Your Wood-Burning Fireplace
"Learn about inserts and other options for switching your fireplace from wood to gas... it's all about perspective. For me it's about using old cut off from my wood shop projects... insert about 10 years ago. It's better for the environment and we no longer have... is all about how you get enjoyment out of it. I enjoy building a fire, the heat from... thinking about an ethanol fire. Can anyone comment on their efficiency? We have two..."
Houzz Call: Show Us the House You Grew Up In
"story about your childhood home. Does it influence your design tastes today?... ideabook about childhood homes and what they still mean to us.... things about living there, too many to write about here; we lived there until I was... built about the same time. One thing I was smitten with in my parent's house was... thing about a small house? More room for a yard, which I consider essential, and... something about a Porch! Lovely stories and houses ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for sharing..."
Decorating Trends: A New Houzz Survey Shows What Homeowners Want
Is the TV gaining or losing ground? Are women or men trendier? Find out and learn more about people’s decorating plans right here
"learn more about people’s decorating plans right here... are only about halfway to fulfilling our vision of home.... the part about fewer people over 65 using wallpaper or bold colors. Why? Because... is all about relaxation and comfort. Wickedxx, I thought that bedroom wall was really... argue about wallpaper, and although they were together more than 60 years, so their... I am about to paint my foyer a deep red below the chair rail. Here we go again..."
How to Choose the Right Solar Lights
Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin
"Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you... survived about 6 South Dakota winters but they never were very bright. Newer ones do... to know about anyone's experiences using solar lighting for purely decorative purposes... (probably about 5x more 'per charge cycle') and complexity of the charging circuitry... think about what you;re buying, what it's tolerances are, where you are using them..."
Your Guide to Grills and More for Great Outdoor Cooking
"grills, and about neat add-ons that let you do more... What about smokers and pizza ovens? And what’s best for quickly seared steaks versus... Sorry about the typo A built-in grill would be over the top here, because the bbq... worry about stepping up onto the table deck level. Need advice! We have a small... area (about six to eight inches) that gets hot, but the rest of the surface only... barbeque just about anything, including Ben Hogans shimp. Im sure you could find a workshop..."